The US has said that it is relocating its advanced combat aircraft from the Middle east to Europe and Asia. Washington said that A-10 Thunderbolt II attack planes will replace the advanced American combat planes. US Air Force Major General Larry Stutzriem told Wall Street Journal that the A-10 remains "relevant to the US mission that flies over the Middle East”. The move aims to free up more resources for countering Russia and China. The plan is a part of a Pentagon effort to shift more modern fighters to the Pacific and Europe to deter China and Russia. However, experts believe that the shift is likely to further weaken US' stand in the Middle East. Watch this video to know more.